REC report shows yet more job growth

The number of permanent jobs being filled continues to increase as a new report suggests modest growth in April 2012, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.

According to this month’s Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs, higher placements in jobs were supported by a ‘further solid increase in demand for staff’.

However, this growth was at a slower rate than the previous two months – but growth is there, cites recruiter.co.uk, which is good news for those looking for permanent jobs in London, for example.

In addition, permanent salaries remained level for the month, only posting a minuscule fall, while hourly rates of pay for temporary/contract workers were reported to be ’up modestly’.

Kevin Green, chief executive of the REC, commented on the figures: “This month’s figures show growth in permanent jobs but at the slowest level since January. This highlights the fragile nature of the UK jobs market at present. Employer and consumer confidence are increasing and we anticipate more private sector jobs being created in the second half of the year.

“Temporary staffing is declining as employers take on more permanent staff and come to terms with the Agency Workers Regulations, however, temps will continue to be a valuable resource for many businesses,” he added.

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